McGeorge School of Law

Hammond, Kim Keep Tang Moot Streak Intact

November 1, 2011

Hammond and Kim

Amy Hammond, left and Sara Kim advance to the Thomas Tang national finals

A McGeorge Moot Court team advanced to the national finals of the Thomas Tang International Moot Court Competition for the third straight year by securing a second-place finish at a regional hosted on Oct. 28-29, 2011, by University of Denver Sturm School of Law.

Amy Hammond, '12, and Sara Kim,'12 will compete in the 16-team national finals of the 20th annual event, which is set for Nov. 17-19 in Atlanta, Georgia. Kim was voted the second-best advocate at the regional, which was won by a University of San Francisco team. Brad Coutinho, '12, and Harpreet Nakhwal, '12, also represented McGeorge at the regional, but did not advance to the finals. Global Lawyering Skills professors Hether Macfarlane and Erich Shiners, '06, coached the local entries.

McGeorge began its moot court season the previous weekend at Mercer University School of Law's 2nd Annual Legal Ethics and Professionalism Moot Court Competition in Macon, Georgia. Deepa Kulkarni, '12, Charles Caraway,'13, and Andrea Moon,'13, battled teams from the University of Georgia, Thomas M. Cooley Law School, St. John's University and Faulkner University, but did not advance to the semifinals. A Georgia team was crowned the winner, defeating Florida Coastal in the final round.